COCA, YEISON

Position: Shortstop / Second Base

DOB: May 22, 1999

Height: 5’10” / Weight: 155

Bats: Switch / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Trade with Boston (June 5, 2017)

Profile:  Originally signed by Boston out of the Dominican Republic for $250,000 in 2015, Coca debuted a season later with their affiliate in the Dominican Summer League.  He came stateside in 2017 and was traded to Milwaukee in June as the player to be named later in a trade that sent pitcher Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox.  After joining the Brewers, Coca was assigned to the Brewers AZL club in Arizona, where he saw action 34 games.  A good athlete who has the versatility to play shortstop, second base or third base, Coca has the range and a good enough arm to stick at shortstop if given the chance.  A switch hitter with a line drive swing, Coca doesn’t have much power and given his small frame isn’t likely to develop a lot of pop either, but he can use the whole field and has better than average speed on the basepaths.

2016:  Coca got his feet wet by playing for the Red Sox DSL affiliate in 2016, appearing in 63 games there.  He wound up hitting .308/.372/.409 with five doubles, nine triples and a home run while seeing time at shortstop, second base and third base.

2017:  Traded to the Brewers in June, Coca was sent to Maryvale where he suited up for Milwaukee’s affiliate in the rookie Arizona League.  He appeared in 34 games there, hitting .238/.281/.262.  He saw a dip in his power numbers, hitting just three triples, but knocked in 15 runs and scored 14 while stealing six bases in eight attempts.